In this study you will be asked to fill in the questions below. You will also see a slideshow and then asked to do the test again. Please complete the full experiment as we cannot use the data if you drop out.

Before you begin please fill in the questions below. Questions marked with a * are required.

*Age (in years):   

*Sex:       Male        Female 

*What nationality are you?

*What is your ethnicity?

*Sexuality -

 

Do you have a current partner? yes no

Do you have children?

number of boys    

number of girls    

 

How many children would like to have in your life time ?

number of boys    

number of girls    

 

Please tell us about your appearance.

Do you consider your FACE to be of:

Low Attractiveness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 High Attractiveness

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Please read each adjective pair presented below and click beside the number that best describes you generally. Please complete all questions.

Questions 1-5:
Reserved 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Affectionate
Undependable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Reliable
Uncreative 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Creative
Ruthless 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Soft-hearted
Daring 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Unadventurous

Questions 6-10:
Forgiving 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Vengeful
Conscientious 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Negligent
At ease 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Nervous
Conventional 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Original
Sociable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Retiring

Questions 11-15:
Callous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Sympathetic
Worrying 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Calm
Careless 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Careful
Relaxed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Highly Strung
Quiet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Talkative

Questions 16-20:
Well-organised 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Disorganised
Unemotional 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Emotional
Sober 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Fun loving
Down to earth 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Imaginative
Selfish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Selfless

Questions 21-25:
Lazy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Hardworking
Trusting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Suspicious
Broad interests 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Narrow interests
Friendly 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Aloof
Insecure 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Secure

Questions 26-30:
Self-disciplined 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Weak-willed
Conforming 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Independent
Antagonistic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Acquiescent
Self-satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Self-pitying
Inhibited 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Spontaneous

Questions 31-35:
Conservative 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Liberal
Late 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Punctual
Self-conscious 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Comfortable
Lenient 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Critical
Persevering 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Quitting

Questions 36-40:
Complex 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Simple
Joiner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Loner
Vulnerable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Hardy
Flexible 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Stubborn
Warm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Cold

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Please indicate how much you agree with each of the following statements, or how true it is about you. Please write a number (1-5) to indicate your answer:
1 = Strongly disagree (very untrue about me)
2 = Mildly disagree (somewhat untrue about me)
3 = Neither agree nor disagree
4 = Mildly agree (somewhat true about me)
5 = Strongly agree (very true about me)

1. I might be willing to try eating monkey meat, under some circumstances.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

2. It would bother me to be in a science class, and to see a human hand preserved in a jar.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

3. It bothers me to hear someone clear a throat full of mucous.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

4. I never let any part of my body touch the toilet seat in public restrooms.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

5. I would go out of my way to avoid walking through a graveyard.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

6. Seeing a cockroach in someone else's house doesn't bother me.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

7. It would bother me tremendously to touch a dead body.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

8. If I see someone vomit, it makes me sick to my stomach.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

9. I probably would not go to my favorite restaurant if I found out that the cook had a cold.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

10. It would not upset me at all to watch a person with a glass eye take the eye
out of the socket. 
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

11. It would bother me to see a rat run across my path in a park.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

12. I would rather eat a piece of fruit than a piece of paper.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

13. Even if I was hungry, I would not drink a bowl of my favorite soup if it had been
stirred by a used but thoroughly washed flyswatter.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

14. It would bother me to sleep in a nice hotel room if I knew that a man had died of a
heart attack in that room the night before.
Strongly disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly agree

How disgusting would you find each of the following experiences? Please write a
number (1-5) to indicate your answer:  
1 = Not disgusting at all
2 = Slightly disgusting                                    
3 = Moderately disgusting                                   
4 = Very disgusting
5 = Extremely disgusting 

 
15. You see maggots on a piece of meat in an outdoor rubbish bin.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

16. You see a person eating an apple with a knife and fork.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

17. While you are walking through a tunnel under a railroad track, you smell urine.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

18. You take a sip of soda, and then realize that you drank from the glass that an
acquaintance of yours had been drinking from.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

19. Your friend's pet cat dies, and you have to pick up the dead body with your bare hands. 

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

20. You see someone put ketchup on vanilla ice cream, and eat it.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

21. You see a man with his intestines exposed after an accident.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

22. You discover that a friend of yours changes underwear only once a week.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

23. A friend offers you a piece of chocolate shaped like dog poo.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

24. You accidentally touch the ashes of a person who has been cremated.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

25. You are about to drink a glass of milk when you smell that it is spoiled.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

26. As part of a sex education class, you are required to inflate a new unlubricated
condom, using your mouth.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

27. You are walking barefoot on concrete, and you step on an earthworm.

Not disgusting 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely disgusting

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In the following task you are asked to make a hypothetical (imaginary) choose between receiving a set sum of money tonight or a different sum of money in a set number of days.

Please indicate which of the following chooses you would make by click in the box below the option. Think of each time you make a decision as if it was the only choice you faced.  You must not make a decision thinking that you had the money from the previous choice.

£30 tonight   or £85 in 14 days 

 

£40 tonight   or £55 in 25 days   

 

£67 tonight    or £85 in 35 days   

 

£34 tonight    or £35 in 43 days   

 

£15 tonight    or £35 in 10 days   

 

£32 tonight    or £55 in 20 days   

 

£83 tonight    or £85 in 35 days   

 

£21 tonight    or £30 in 75 days   

 

£48 tonight    or £55 in 45 days   

 

£40 tonight    or £65 in 70 days   

 

£25 tonight    or £35 in 25 days   

 

£65 tonight    or £75 in 50 days   

 

£24 tonight    or £55 in 10 days   

 

£30 tonight    or £35 in 20 days   

 

£25 tonight    or £35 in 25 days   

 

£65 tonight    or £75 in 50 days   

 

£53 tonight    or £55 in 55 days   

 

£47 tonight    or £60 in 50 days   

 

£40 tonight    or £70 in 20 days   

 

£50 tonight    or £80 in 70 days   

 

£45 tonight    or £70 in 35 days   

 

£27 tonight    or £30 in 35 days   

 

£16 tonight    or £30 in 35 days   

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Please fill in the following questionnaire on sexual attitudes. If you feel uncomfortable please feel free to not answer these questions.

In GENERAL, how would you rate your sex drive?

Low 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 High

How would rate your CURRENT sex drive?

Low 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 High 

 

To what extent do you agree with the following statements:

Sex without love is OK.

1

2

3

4

5

Totally disagree

 

 

 

Totally agree

 I can imagine myself being comfortable and enjoying "casual" sex with different partners.

1

2

3

4

5

Totally disagree

 

 

 

Totally agree

I do not want to have sex with a person until I am sure that we will have a long-term, serious relationship.

1

2

3

4

5

Totally disagree

 

 

 

Totally agree

I would feel comfortable having sex with someone who already has a long-term partner.

1

2

3

4

5

Totally disagree

 

 

 

Totally agree

I would feel comfortable having sex with someone else if I already have a long-term partner.

1

2

3

4

5

Totally disagree

 

 

 

Totally agree

Cheating on a partner is OK.

1

2

3

4

5

Totally disagree

 

 

 

Totally agree

 

The next questions involve ideas of dying

How long does the average person of your sex live (if a man guess male lifespan, if a woman guess female lifespan)?   years

How long do you think you your lifespan will be?   years

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Please indicate how accurately the following statements describe you:

1. I try to surpass others' accomplishments.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

2. I do not try to outdo others.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I am quick to correct others.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I do not impose my will on others.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I demand explanations from others.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I do not want to control the conversation.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I am not afraid of providing criticism.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I do not challenge others' points of view.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I lay down the law to others.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I do not put people under pressure.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I get my own way.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

 

I hate to seem pushy.

1 2 3 4 5
very inaccurate moderately inaccurate neither accurate nor inaccurate moderately accurate very accurate

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for women only (ignore if male)

Do you currently use a hormonal contraceptive (e.g. pill, injection, patch)?   Yes    No

How many days ago did your last period of menstruation (menstrual bleeding) start? days

Have you used hormonal contraceptives (e.g. pill, injection, patch) in the past 3 months?   Yes    No

How long is your usual menstrual ( a roughly month long cycle, women average report 28 days) days

Are you pregnant? Yes    No

Have you stopped menstruating for any reason? Yes    No

Have you gone through menopause? Yes    No

 

Instructions:

You will see a slideshow and asked to answer some of the above questions again... it is not a mistake...please answer the questions again...